Friday, January 4, 2013

Can I have a look through your attic?


Some of my thrifting finds had had it up to 
HERE with sitting in the garage like so much 
trash. 
I brought them inside. 


I'm no octogenarian...I mean, Octomom...
no, antiquarian...or something, but, 
this urn appears to me to be very old. 
I got it for fifty cents but I think
the person before me probably dug
it up in the Dordogne valley. 
It probably has an ode written about it or on it
or something with hints and allegations
about somebody's past. 
But I just like looking at it. 

The awesome old book set was free at the
Salvation Army. 
We will soon
indulge in some writings found within, okay? 


I have even less info about this man since I can't
even remember where I got it. 
I like the fact that he is in the round and that his
glass is still with him...I don't know what to do
about keeping the two together but I can
guarantee it won't involve money. 


Largely due to the fact that I have children to feed and they
don't like the cheap stuff. 


Look out if you see this girl in your local thrift haunts...
she drives a hard bargain. 


6 comments:

AntiqueChase said...

Sally's gives stuff away free? not in these parts! lucky you!!! I LOVE THOSE BOOKS

Kathleen Grace said...

Cool stuff, maybe a museum would buy that awesome urn for millions of dollars, it looks pretty old and important to me ;>) I've always thought that there must be SOME demand for a business that, ahem, cleans out old attics. it must be a terrible job to someone right? It would be my dream job. Poking around old attics looking for treasure. Want to be my partner? We would have a blast!

gillyflower said...

That urn is gorgeous!
You've got a great eye for a bargain!
Happy New Year to you and yours!
Gill xx

see you there! said...

You can come look through my attic, as far as I know there is nothing there though. We could discuss the shed in the garden sometime though.

Like your new picture.

Darla

Betsy Adams said...

Ah---how much fun you are having, Phyllis!!!! I have never been an antique-lover--although I do have some treasured things from my mother and her side of the family (old bookcase, old quilt, old chair, etc.)--but don't have any old books or vases like yours... Hope you can find the history...

We visited a VERY old cemetery in Nashville recently --and saw some tombstones that were gorgeous --and very old. You would love it...

Happy 2013 to you and the family.
Hugs,
Betsy

susan@avintagefarmwife said...

Love that urn thingy! Are you getting ready for another barn sale?